For my quarantine tanks, I only use a sponge filter, and have artificial hides ( plastic plants / pvc )
If you use a quarantine tank to treat parasites or other ailments, the chemicals/ meds will often kill ur live plants.
Monitor ammonia levels, and do water changes accordingly.Tank shouldnt need to cycle fully.
I'm constantly draining and refilling when I need to.
Be careful when buying bottled aerobic bacteria. The concept is counterintuitive. You re buying bacteria that requires oxygen in the form of a sealed, air tight container.
Last edited by Mikevwall; 03-19-2016 at 12:52 PM.
Reason: My thoughts on that